Meeting Notes
: Strategic Planning Committee

Committee notes reflect the views and opinions of the committee members and not necessarily those of the Noise Compatibility Study Group, Coordinating Council, Regional Airport Authority of Louisville and Jefferson County, or the Consultant Team.

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May 13, 1999 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lt. Col. Tom Marks, Mr. Bill Simpson,
Mr. Denny Rued, Ms. Melanie Nehmzow,
Ms. Krista Martin (aviation intern),
and Deb Carby (note taker).

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM.

Committee members reviewed and approved minutes from last meeting.

Lt. Col. Tom Marks was elected chairman, and Melanie Nehmzow was elected Vice Chair.

Committee reviewed draft letter to panel on activity forecasts. Committee asked that a sentence be added to the letter which provided opportunity that if panelists could not make the meeting in person, could they be available for teleconference on June 2 during meeting.

The proposed list of panelists were reviewed and several additions were added to list:

Mr. Greg Fitzloff as the Representative from Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Bill Sexton or a representative from TARC

Representative from the Shepherdsville/Bullitt Co. Chamber of Commerce

The committee suggested that the panel be "beefed up" with members from the community so that the community will feel that they have full representation. Mr. Rued suggested that the Director of Transportation for the state of Indiana be invited. Either Eric Bernhardt or Bill Wilkie of Leigh Fisher recommended that this person should not be invited because the other members of the expert panel might be less candid if a public official were present.

There were several additions/changes to the outline for the panel briefing:

Item 3 Socioeconomics add developing businesses and industries

Item 4 Aviation Industry add Fed Ex, USPS, Commercial Passenger Carriers

Item 6 Other Aviation add General Aviation, FBO’s, Corporate Business

Add Item 7 Companion Traffic trucking, rail, and river transportation Patterns

Change Original Item 7 to Number 8

A conference call was placed to Bill Willkie and Eric Bernhardt of Leigh Fisher. The following topics were discussed:

    • Use regional economy, employment, population, income levels to predict forecasts
    • Identify alternate scenarios over 3-5-10 years to predict growth rates
    • Questions to panel members will ask them to study local and national trends
    • Expert panel and Strategic Committee to look at future operations, measures which may restrict growth, effect of fuel costs, technology changes, and local ordinances for recommendations

Leigh Fisher will be available to meet with the current active committees on May 27 and asked that all committee members be available that night.

Leigh Fisher invited the Strategic Planning Committee members to be present during the June 2 meeting, but as observers, not participants during discussions.

Strategic Planning Committee is to develop a mission statement at the next individual committee meeting, using Dorn Crawford’s insight as to what the direction for each committee actually is.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 9:30 PM.



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